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. the majority leader. mr. reid: we're going to have one more vote tonight. the next vote will be on sandy and matters related to sandy monday night at 5:30. we expect -- i have spoken to the chairman, new chairman of the -- will soon be the chair of the foreign relations committee, and ranking member corker. we're going to have a vote after the business meeting sometime on tuesday on the new secretary of state. the presiding officer: the question is on senate resolution 16. are the yeas and nays requested? the yeas and nays have been requested. is there a sufficient second? there is a sufficient second. the clerk will call the roll. vote: the presiding officer: are will any senators in the chairman per wishing to vote or wishing to change their vote? if not, on this vote, the yeas are 86 and the nays are 9. two-thirds of those voting for adoption having voted in the affirmative and the resolution is agreed to. [inaudible] the presiding officer: without objection. vote: the presiding officer: the majority leader. mr. reid: i ask unanimous consent the senate proceed to a period of morning b
this discussion, i'll just tell you one very personal anecdote. three days before the sandy hook shooting, i was in denver, colorado, on personal business. and i was driving through the denver suburbs, and i passed into aurora rah, colorado, and saw the sign and thought to myself -- as journalists often do -- oh, my god, this just disappeared from our landscape. it happened not that long ago in which a young man, now appears to be utterly deranged, b went into a movie theater and began shooting down people with an assault weapon. and it went away. the not part of the presidential debate, it was not part of the fabric of our lives, it was not part of the daily journalistic diet. so on that wednesday night i e-mailed the producer of the "meet the press" show that was coming up on that sunday in which they would be talking about big ideas that america needs to be thinking about. and i said you should put shooting at the top of the list. we have been through aurora, the sikh temple, the oregon shopping mall, think about this, this is before we got to sandy hook. in newtown. we'd had a time of ab
to prevent sandy hook from happening again. >> who doesn't? bill: is there anything on the proposal based on what we understand came out of connecticut is would prevent sandy hook? is. >> you're talking about abridging the rights potentially of people that have done nothing wrong when you take away guns from the mentally ill. is that also take guns away from veterans that suffered ptsd? the point is we have a very clear problem with dangerously mentally ill people getting their hands on semiautomatic weapons. maybe congress should address that instead of taking away the right of the average person to hunt or defend himself. bill: we'll see if that happens. tucker carlson. out of washington. good to have you man. >> thanks. martha: during an online chat promoting the new gun law push, president biden was asked whether the new laws would infringe on the second amendment and need of protection in the event of a natural disaster. take a look at this. >> guess what, a shotgun will keep you a lot safer, a doush barreled shotgun than assault weapon in somebody's hand that doesn't know how to use
be comparable to hurricane katrina were super storm sandy. i'm going to do whatever it can to make sure that doesn't happen. my proposed plant is two tunnels 30 miles long and 40 feet wide designed to improve the ecology of adults with almost 100 square miles of habitat restoration. yes that's big, but so is the problem. the olympics lasted a short while cost 14 million from the same cost project. this project will serve californians for hundreds of years. when you think about california's future, no long-term liability presents its greater danger to our well-being as the buildup of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. the latest report from the world think, carbon dioxide emissions are the highest in 15 million years. the planet could warm by more than seven degrees fahrenheit by the end of the century, an event unknown in human experience. some of you will be around for that. i won't. california is extremely vulnerable because of our mediterranean climate, one cosigned in reliance for so much of our water supply. tipping points can be reached before we know we
sandy relief efforts. we'll have live coverage of the senate when they return at 2:15 eastern here on c-span2. going to take you live next acrosstown in washington to the democratic national committee and their winter meeting about to get underway. they're going to hear from democratic national committee chairman, debbie debbie wasserman schultz. it should get underway shortly here on c-span2. democratic national committee chairman debbie wasserman schultz will speak shortly talking about the democratic party's agenda and challenges ahead for the 113th congress. we'll have live coverage when she gets underway on c-span2. a look at the agenda ahead in transportics with secretary ray a are hood who called on congress to pass a five-year long-term transportation bill. [applause] >> hello, everybody. thank you very much. good noontime to all of you and thank you for including me again in your program. i want to ask all of our dot team gathered for lunch to stand up and be recognized. all dot stand up and be recognized. [applause] thank you all. thank you. i know that trb wouldn't be what it
put it in the supplemental bill for sandy. and guess what? the house republicans stripped it out and didn't put it in their version of the sandy bill. so even today, after we know what happened, the republicans are still not willing to give her the resources to protect our diplomats abroad. >> senator, what was this hearing about today? was it about getting and finding solutions or something else? >> listen, to me, this was simply about politics, right, about two-thirds of the republicans that asked questions asked questions about a handful of tv appearances by susan rice. the fact is if republicans asked just a small percentage of the questions that they've been asking about these television appearances about the war in iraq, we wouldn't be talking about saving four lives, we would be talking about saving 4,000 lives. and so i'm glad she's being as transparent as she has been. but it's about time to focus on something bigger than this. >> senator, you have access to these intelligence materials. did you learn anything today? was there any new information that came out today? >>
at sandy hook element y elementary. >> this time we, the people, will act. we're stepping up and this time we will not step back! >> and what it's counting on is for us to get the newtowns, for us to forget the virginia techs. >> the march comes one day after vice president joe biden held a roundtable talk about gun control in virginia. kristen welker is at the white house and joins me now. when can we expect the president thoims ta himself to take the gun control debate on the road? >> reporter: i think you can expect president obama to hit the road and talk about gun control in the next several days, if not weeks. the white house has said that he as well as vice president biden will continue to leave the white house, get out of d.c. and build up public support for the proposals that president obama unveiled several days ago. of course, those proposals include increasing and improving access to mental health services, reinstating the assault weapons ban and limiting high-capacity magazines as well as enacting universal background checks. common knowledge around here, craig, is that a lot
in the last week or two with the sandy relief passing and also the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, it really, those things had more democratic votes than republicans, and a lot of sensitive, you know, that happens to john boehner too many times his speakership could be in trouble. so my guess is it will come from the senate, but you've got zoe meeting quietly with a republican from florida talking about details they can bring back to their colleagues. i think actually this is one of these issues where people in both houses are going to want to take credit for being outfront on this issue. i think you're going to see a spate of bills coming forward. >> scott, this is a hot issue. lots of legislators as you mentioned are jumping on the bandwag bandwagon. the lawmakers you talked to in washington, how hopeful are they there will be a bipartisan deal reached this time around? immigration has been attempted before and it's failed. >> i think there is a lot of hope. as i said, the stars kind of are aligning on this, not only do you have republicans willing to come to the table and talk seriously a
, sandy levin. interestingly enough, sandy and i actually share act. sometimes you hear the term, reagan democrats. it was from our county. you have two. you have two very divergent beliefs coming out of a county. but one thing that is a very commonality of think of a county like mccomb, is we have budgets. we pass budgets on time. we balance them. we just think you should have a budget. interestingly enough, just before i came here, before we had our vote series, i was doing something i call congress in the classroom where i was going to call it skype, but it's the new technology as uvo. i talk to all these kids in my district, my part of the county, about things that are going on in congress. i was telling them about this particular piece of legislation that was going to come before the congress tomorrow and tell them that the senate had actually not passed a budget in almost four years. they said, how could that be? isn't there anything you can do to force that? i said, we're going to try tomorrow and it's unfortunate it has to come to that. whatever kind of budget the senate would pa
and decided to not have a vote on the sandy relief package. that made house lawmakers angry in the northeast. governor chris christie of new jersey also had some tough words for him. he pulled the proposal because conservative republicans said the bill was loaded with pork with projects not related to the storm and they should've gone through the normal appropriations process. a couple days later, he narrowly hung onto his speakership as 10 republicans did not vote for him. now -- and right after that, they ended up passing a hurricane sandy bill. even that only received 49 republican votes. all that as a backdrop, house leaders last week went to williamsburg to figure out the task force on the debt ceiling on the across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester, coming up. also, at the end of march, we have the continuing resolution, because the senate has not passed a full budget and the two chamber is not agree to a budget, but they have been working off a continuing resolution which funds the government for certain amount of time. it will end on march 27. house leaders tried to put
. plus, a big hospital finally reopening after superstorm sandy. >> how did you feel when the hurricane hit and they had to close the hospital? >> very nervous. all that kept going through in my mind is where am i going to have my baby? i was comfortable coming here. i was very nervous, and then the first day that you guys opened, and my water breaks. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. orrotect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. stuart: remember the iconic gaming system that introduced games to the world? filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy for its u.s. unit. it plans to start selling in the next few months so it can split from its parent company info games. atari started to make some money after a move to mobile games, but not enough. bankruptcy. from video games to tv, the original 1960's batmobile sold at
in switzerland the new york yankee told the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. >> it's been a hectic week and it's only thursday. here to pull everybody back in line is our own brett erlich. shh, breath's talking now. >> life's a game. sometimes you wish you were the coach of that game so you could take the idiots playing that sit them down next to you and say you're done. first up, north korea you're done testing missiles, not because it's dangerous but because it's annoying. that are you trying to intimidate us? no matter how big your missiles are, it's hard to be intimidated by a country who's other main export is big ch
the columbus dispatch, i was in new york for hurricane sandy. it needs to be addressed because we're seeing more and more natural disasters each year. it seems like something has to be causing it. i still hate derek jeter as a baseball player even though he was he is from kalamazoo michigan, but maybe i'm starting to like derek jeter the man. shudder. up next, you know a lot of people would say brett erlich has nothing in common with derek jeter. they are, of course, right and will be proving so after the break. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. [ voice of dennis ] ...allstate. really? i was afraid you'd have some cut-rate policy. nope, i've got... [ voice of dennis ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance -- and you still get an allstate agent. i too have... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. [ normal voice ] same agent and everything. it's like we're connected.
. >> john: who doubt, and who cannot cheer what he has done for sandy victims. >> and the police forces, they love him too. >> john: and we could use that tunnel to manhattan as well. >> to predict anything about what chris christie's bigger play is on the national scare right now-- >> that was a double pun in there. >> yeah, exactly. wait until there's not this desperate emotional place that we're in, and again you know, chris christie was amazing in new jersey, but to give someone credit for loving the state that they're a governor of and stem in and do whatever they want, it's like saying he doesn't feed his kids. he drives them to school. isn't that great he changes a diaper yeah, i love that he did but he's supposed to. just like giuliani was supposed to after 9/11. >> it only makes sense defense secretary leone panetta will be lifting the ban on women serving in combat positions. it's been a long time coming especially since women have been serving on the front lines. are you bewildered about the timing of this today? >> it seems like a news cycle but not every announcement is tim
spending package on hurricane sandy, the $50.5 billion supplemental package from last fall. is one of the holdovers from the 112th congress. harry reid will need unanimous consent from a publicans. watch the senate on c-span2. on c-span3, the inaugural prayer service. we take you live now to the house floor on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. thank you fwod for giving us another -- god for giving us another day. the people's house gathers today after a day of celebrating the greatness of our american experiment of self-government, and as the administration gathers for a prayer even now at the national cathedral, we gather here. -- here to ask your blessing. the difficult work of governing now resumes. bless the members of this assembly with wisdom, patience, and good will as they tackle the ongoing issues challenging our nation. we thank you again for the inspiration of our nation's founders and the legacy they left us with. may the members of this assembly and all americans be
tore climate change in switzerland and said that hurricane sandy turned his attention to global warming. he wanted to find out more about it. he said, it's clear, something is causing more and more natural disasters and something has to be done about it. he recognize not everyone wants to hear political views from celebrities, saying, quote, i know my place. >> i think something is wrong with recognizing global warming. >> i don't know what's political about it. in sports, big money for coach of louisiana state's college fuel term. the university has reviewed less miles' contract for $4.3 million a year for seven years. he is just one of five college football coaches earning more than $4 million a year. he has a pretty solid record. 85 wins, 21 losses over eight seasons working at lsu. >> it's pretty clear. it's been that way for a long time. if you really want to make money in academia you don't become like a philosophy teacher, you know, or an english teacher. right? >> i love these schools are paying that much money for their coaches. >> ridiculous
now. they have taxes raised and passed the sandy relief on a bipartisan vote and they will pass immigration reform and deal with the debt ceiling. he broke the republicans's arms on that. >> still got the votes. >> sandy relief who will disagree on that? >> a lot of of people. remember how chris christie was screaming? >> screaming at -- >> house republicans. >> right. >> what happens is up until now you had something called the hastert rule in the house. republicans stood together. that has been demolished in the last month. it's going to continue to be demolished when votes on immigration comes up and solving the sequestration money comes up and also on the budget. the real test for the president is whether he is going to go up against his own caucus to do things on medicare social security and a few other issues. >> we are looking at the president on a motorcade going down pennsylvania avenue. every time i look at the inaugural route, i can't help but go back to january 20th 1977 and jimmy carter breaking precedent and stepping out of the car and shaking h
can be held in a magazine. >> i agree. >> and you saw in the aurora and the sandy hook chuting it is the ability to empty 30 to 100 rounds. if the person has to reload, then that good guy can stop them. >> and we see joe mansion from the nra, saying li ining things is chon sense. back ground checks, that seems to be the spot where there is the most likely opportunity. >> lawmakers say look, if the senate can get through a bill that is something that can work. the nra is in a marketplace. part of the reason they satisfy such an extreme position. there are other groups competing for the same money. >> then gun owners of america will fill in the marketplace and not the nra. >> joy evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. now is the time for america to get laser focused on how the republicans are trying to steal the next election. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> i think the surprise was some of the turnout. some of the turnout, especially in urban areas. >> forget policy. if you can't win it, just go ahead and rig it. the gop moves to steal elect
this amazing and very tragic, searing event that happened in sandy hook, but then you had the usual suspects, whether it was the mayors or from these different cities, liberals from california, and i think you are going to have to see some different tactics. things like emmanuel -- rahm emanuel trying. also, i mean, wal-mart is a big player in here, right? i mean, they sell guns, but they are also very cognizant of the sort of image that they have. remember, it was michelle obama around her obesity effort went to wal-mart and said, listen, you should sell different sorts of -- you have to have corporate buy-in, and wal-mart could be a sort of pressure point in this fight. >> colin, in terms of that, in terms of something like this bank of america piece that rahm emanuel is pursuing, one would think that there are a lot of consumers that would want to get on board. people who bank at bank of america who want to participate in getting broader gun safety laws many this country. to what extent are you guys at the brady campaign working in concert with this or working with grassroots networks to
wand to say we'll look at sandy funding for the hurricane victims then take this up in a couple of days. why not do it today? you're riding the wave of the inaugural address yesterday. are these guys even serious about reform or do they just always want to be able to play good cop against republicans in a pantomime that never ends? >> two things you have to recall about this particular incident. the first is that the senate is a clubby atmosphere. it is like -- somebody described it as one of the most exclusive clubs in america. only 100 members. it doesn't change very often. they want to be able to get along with each other and look as though they've got some kind of comedy. they've got some kind of gentlemen's arrangement that can move things forward. the problem with that theory is the republicans haven't been playing under those rules for years. we've got a supermajority that's required to get anything done and a minority that can actively block it. the second thing is a lot of the leadership is coming from the top, down. not from the bottom, up. you have the udall merkley bill that
on the show, were going to go old school. been there. does not like where this is headed. and after sandy, the approval rating through the roof. what about thousands still without our roof. coming next, the homeowner who is better because he says fema left him out in the bitter cold. ♪ ♪ making the big romantic gesture. that's powerful. verizon. get a nokia lumia 822 in red for free. woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shock you -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. ♪ cheryl: governors are on fire. approval ratings have never been higher. they are handling of the storm in the push to get aid for victims pumping up their popularity. but three months after the storm thousands of people in new york and new jersey are freezing and still getting the cold shoulder from ste
not like where this is headed. and after sandy, the approval rating through the roof. what about thousands still without our roof. coming next, the homeowner who is better because he says fema left him out in the bitter cold. ♪ ♪ aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps.com pay, print, and have it picked up for free. any time of year. ♪ nice sweater. thank you. ♪ ♪ cheryl: governors are on fire. approval ratings have never been higher. they are handling of the storm in the push to get aid for victims pumping up their popularity. but three months after the storm thousands of people in new york and new jersey are freezing and still getting the cold shoulder from steep -- fema. displaced from his home. why are you not getting the assistance that you were promised by fema? >> we are dealing with the rapid repair trying to get a boiler and hot water heater. it's not working so well. cheryl: are you in contact with them? and calling you? does anyone come to check on you? know you w
the victims of hurricane sandy. these were debated in the senate. we have to take prevent costumes and preventions before another hurricane sandy. thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed in new york, new jersey, and new england, and 10,000 americans were left homeless. we have a responsibility to rebuild their lives and their communities. as we have done with those who are victims of fire and other natural disasters and other parts of the nation. we will consider changes to the senate rules. because this is a matter of additional debate, we reserve the right of all senators to oppose changes to the senate rules. it is my intention that the senate rules are continued and allow these important rules discussion to continue. i'm hopeful am cautiously optimistic that the republicans and democrats can reach an agreement to manage the senate more effectively in coming months. >> republican leader? >> mr. president, i want to start by co want to start by congratulating president obama on his inauguration. presidential inauguration to always time for the country to come together. w
that none of the changes would have done a darn thing about aurora, colorado or sandy hook, that's he demeaning, to suggest to americans we're going to take away your liberties and further infringe on your ability to own a particular type of gun and we know that it's not going to change the murders of americans that happen. >> megyn: i think that tone he struck, don't patronize your opposition because they seem to have heart felt beliefs on this issue. obama's been criticized for not getting that. when we went it break we played the sound bite of him saying the only reason you're seeing the long lines for the gun stores right now, because people are trying to gin up their own ratings or their own profits. i mean, president clinton, i presume, is not trying to do that. there are people who really genuinely believe this is an infringement on their constitutional rights and does the left risk alienate that, not just the left, but gun control people, by not acknowledging that's a real heart felt belief? >> look, i come from gun hunting, we had the first day of gun hunting off. >> megyn: w
and devastation we recently saw up here with hurricane sandy. >> that's correct. we kind of developed our business model with katrina and learning with katrina what we needed to do for disaster relief and response and understood back then that you had to elevate the houses using this toarl prevent flooding. and here back in our own backyard we have sandy, and still to this date we have thousands of people without homes, without jobs, you know? everybody is struggling right at this point, and we need to do something. in november we put together a seminar where we put together four points of how we needed to start to respond to this. the first point was to get worker housing, you know, using the panels we can build quickly. the second part was to give the people back some type of a home that they can get back to while their homes are being reconstructed, so we came up with an emergency response pod which is part of our safe hut division. and these are collapsible trailers that can be put in front of the homes. then we have panels that can be used as curtain molds around the existing -- uma: it's def
'm glad that he used occasion of the sandy hook crisis to deal with the gun issues. that's -- that killing and -- sandy hook was -- these 20 babies who never had a chance to open their christmas presents, never could see -- something about that that -- a tipping point. yet, illuminates chicago. 32,000 killed nationally. the killing epidemic is huge. i wish it would come to chicago because -- antiseptic new -- the -- >> reverend jackson, we see the chief justice of the united states, john roberts, arriving on capitol hill behind us right now. he will be administering the oath of office to the president for a fourth time. yesterday was the third. twice four years ago. fourth and last time, we should point out. this will be a significant historic moment. >> we are 160 miles from jamestown, virginia, where the slave ship landed. he looks over where lincoln is immortalized and dr. king statue. >> look at that. sonia sotomayor, justice, arriving as well. she will be administering the oath of office. the vice president -- >> since '63 to today, many way it is whole world has change. >> have come
easily handle $700 billion a year. preempt hurricanes like hurricane sandy. you know whether that can happen remains to be seen. who will foot the bill? maybe investors and taxpayers. melissa: they argue a lot of private funding has to be involved. until it is profitable that is not going to happen. >> there you go. sure. lori: famous golfer phil mickelson has been making headlines lately. he has said he may leave the state of california because of the high tax rate. fellow golfer tiger woods backed him up saying tax rates were the reason he left for florida back in 1996. but it is not just sports elite that are thinking of leaving. fox's william la jeunesse is in los angeles with, who else might be leaving the maybe not so golden state, william? >> reporter: mickelson is not the only millionaire here. we have 34 thousand in california. i talked about 7. some already left the state. others want to. a state hoping to raise 5 to $7 billion from the 1% by charging them 13.3% in income taxes. >> if you have excessive regulations, and excessive tax, that's just not where you want to be. >>
vote and look at the sandy vote. a microcosm. what you're finding there is john boehner willing to break what is called the hastert rule, which is that to pass measures with majority democrats when they really need to be passed. i have no illusions every bill is going to go down that way. and then with the debt ceiling, same thing. i do think there's some evidence that republicans are saying, you know, in part for public image reasons but maybe in part because of good economic reasons, we can't keep whacking away at the economy like this to please our base we ha. >> it's not about the two parties necessarily shifting their philosophical positions or moving together but more of a practical decision by the house leadership to recognize the limits on what they can accomplish with the majority in the house and the limits in terms of the public support for their position. you know, one of the things, chuck, the president used the campaign to do was to try to lay out in front of the public the competing visions for approaches to economic growth and deficit reduction. he feels like he'
is hunting down innocent people, which could be them. you think of virginia tech, sandy hook and they are in close proximity. so they are likely to be hunted down in a classroom or bathroom and killed. so they are not aware at that time that this may be a personal altercation and it's going to be resolved. they have to think they may be close to death. >> sad story. all right. we're standing by for the news conference with the sheriff. we'll give the latest. tom fuentes, thank you. >>> other news we're following in washington, the ceremonies and festivities are over. president obama is getting ready to work on his second term agenda. many republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as
colleagues voted for the hurricane sandy relief. only 85 of their members voted to provide tax cuts to the middle class. when it comes to pushing our country over the brink, they're all in. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. camp: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i yield one minute to the distinguished gentleman from ohio, the speaker of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bayne -- the speaker: let me thank my colleagues for yielding and ask my colleagues to vote for the no budget new york pay act. the premise here is simple. it says that there should be no long-term increase in the debt limit until there's a long-term plan to deal with the fiscal crisis that faces our country. every hard working taxpayer in america knows that they have to do a budget. every hard working taxpayer understands that you expect continue to spend money you don't have. we are committed to continue to do a budget every year. and if you think about this, it's not just that we've done a budget the last
. >> stephanie: exactly. >> the last time i saw you it was hours before hurricane sandy hit, and then you went back to the west coast and now we're having this cold streak because you left the east coast. >> stephanie: that's right. i take all of the warmth. [♪ magic wand ♪] >> it gets really, really bleak as soon as you leave the east coast. >> stephanie: i apologize. how about the president's speech. it made all of the right people mad, right? >> i was very cold when i heard it, so i think it was fantastic. i'm not quite sure. but the world "stonewall" was really really powerful. >> stephanie: yeah. >> and he has been reputed to be this communist socialist kenyan it is about time he gave a speech that was somewhat liberal. >> stephanie: yeah. despite the fact that he is the first american president who has ever said the word gay in his inaugural address. >> yeah. those were two big things. and -- and as much as we -- you know, give the president hell -- which we should. we should keep him accountable for everything he has done. he has not closed guantanamo hello. but the
of comments on this on twitter @bpshow. thet thet rigging the electoral college college, sandy g says time to get rid of electoral. it's out of date. popular vote should be used. time to concentrate on state e elections. tweet @bpshow.com. >> but they are trying to rig the popular vote today, eight senators. four republicans and four democrats, the gang of 8, they are being called are introduce their proposal for comprehensive immigration reform. we talked this week for the center of american progress, wanted to bring her back today to see how good she thinks this bill is joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> this has been underway fourth today, one day before the president goes out to las vegas to talk about his proposals. what do you know about this senate bill proposed and how good do you think it is? >> it's a good start. it's a four-page frankwork of what is a very complicated issue. >> it's not a bill yet? >> correct. it's not a bill. it reflects already six senators and a ton of staff. if they are not shouting or slamming doors, that's progre
which was so hard hit by superstorm sandy. they performed at the oscars and they are singing god bless the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's the president's guest house. it's where heads of state come to stay where they come to the capitol. it's also where incoming presidents live until inauguration day. reporters rarely get a look inside, but the chief of protocol took us on a tour. >> welcome to the blair house, the president's guest house. >> t
reform was out of her office especially the response to hurricane sandy. >> john: if she hadn't left the governor's office of arizona, we wouldn't have jan brewer today. >> jennifer: on the west coast, michael, obviously it is early on the west coast. i know that progressives community has got their tvs all turned on to current tv to watch the crowds walking in. but what -- you know, i assume you're in portland for different reasons. >> yeah. i'm in portland for a different reason. as a matter of fact, i'll be in san francisco later today for the rest of our coverage. and i'll see you on "the war room" i'm sure. the whole -- it's funny. yesterday, of course, they were marking the anniversary of roe v. wade. i was walking through this liberal city that i didn't know very well which i've come to like in the few days i've been here. i was walking through and there was a pro-life demonstration there. there was a smattering of people in the middle of pioneer square. not a big number of people there. i thought how ironic that tomorrow we're going to be inaugurating a president who has, aga
bin laden, el huracÁn sandy, reelecciÓn, y sobre todo la muerte de 20 niÑos en una escuela de connecticut en la que vimos al presidente barack obama afectado, dijo que este dÍa habia sido el peor. y aquÍ estÁ el antes y el despuÉs, y lo que le da una imagen mÁs juvenil es su aficiÓn al baloncesto y que va de la mano con la tecnologÍa, se confiesa adicto a su telÉfono celular. habrÁ que esperar como termina obamajorge, de lo que es el envejecimiento de alguien, 4 aÑos en la casa blanca son 15 aÑos de una persona normal? >>> asÍ es. hablando al ejemplo de nixon, los historiadores cuentan que se buscaba tiempo para pensar, es realista, tener un presidente que en esta Época... >>> hay quienes dicen que pensÓ en lo que no debÍa. >>> es absolutamente necesario. pero volviendo al tema del segundo termino, los segundos tÉrminos nunca son conocidos por grandes iniciativas, el segundo termino fue en cierto sentido un fracaso, el de nixon definitivamente, el del presidente clinton, reagan, fueron periodidos donde no hubo grandes iniciativas, en el caso de reagan el caso d
in a way you wonder because of superstorm sandy and the amount of money, if you are going to talk about the budget, you have to have this conversation about the climate since these natural disasters clearly are becoming more and more, but i want to point out a quote that barack obama said in an interview five years ago when he was still running for president, and he compared himself to reagan. he says i think ronald reagan changed the trajectory in america in a way that richard nixon did not and in a way that bill clinton did not. the reason i point out that quote. i thought it was an important quote, and it gave you a sense of what kind of president obama wanted to be, and i think you've heard in the maugral address today in the way that president obama believes ronald reagan mainstreamed the conservative movement in the 1980s, that one of the things he wants his president to do is to basically mainstream the liberal progressive movement in the same way, so if the country is, say, center or center right, you can have this argument that when he leaves that he has mainstreamed it and mov
. >> after snowstorm sandy. and being together and working together, republican and democrat. you asked, what i have liked to have more of in the inauguration address, it would have been the spirit that you saw with christie and obama. and i like the fact that after that, republicans, instead of being peeved at him, oh, my gosh, you helped o o eed out th guy, they liked it -- >> well, they were forced. >> i think the most important speech that chris christie has given was at the reagan library, where he talked about compromise and leadership. and he said, that's the way -- it's not complicated, how you get things done. you get things done through compromise and leadership. and compromise has been a totally dirty word inside the republican party here. >> it's strange. something's wrong. >> if you can keep that theme going, it's very important. >> does it begin anew tomorrow. wrap it up with your thoughts on the rnc meeting tomorrow. >> like i said, we want to be successful. and i feel like what you've seen out of the republicans over the last couple of days is a much smarter approach, to focus
because of it. we had record fires, record damage from sandy, $77 billion. -- $70 billion. if we cannot see the downside of spending that money and risking lives for all the places with agriculture in the oceans and so forth, then we're just are a note -- and we are just ignoring what science tells us.i iwill be a passionate advocate about this, not based on ideology, but based on facts, based on science. i hope to stick with all of you and convince you that the $6 trillion market is worth millions of american jobs and leadership. and we better go after it. >> thank you. >> to my good friend, senator baraso, wyoming and new mexico are producer states. i found the same experience that senator kerrey is talking about in massachusetts in mexico. the fastest growing sector is these renewable jobs. i think it is a big opportunity for us. we should be pursuing it. i agree with what he just said. i hope we can work with each other because we should try to pull together and discuss the facts and really pursue this sector that will be so vital to the future and vital to job growth. but john, gre
recomme sandys, future wars, bond markets that we've put ourselves in a vulnerable position. that seems to me to be a dangerous thing that you're recommending. >> we've actually seen that in practice, i can say, look, if i were -- if i could ideally, i'd say let's have a plan to reduce the budget deficit five years out, ten years out from now while at the same time doing stimulus for the economy, washington doesn't work that way. if you spend a lot of your time talking about, well, the debt and entitlements are the big problem, the message that -- actually what we need to do right now is promote jobs gets lost. and in fact, we've spent the last 2 1/2 years focused entirely on arguing about the long-term deficit, entitlements and doing nothing for employment right now. that balance has got to shift. >> we can shift it in lots of ways. one of them is spending. the other is immigration reform, free trade, change the corporate tax rates. there's lots of things to -- >> none of those things has much change. >> i want to clarify something you just said. one of the things that's really frustra
sandy. tens of thousands of families still displaced or lack the proper heat to deal with the cold. you may remember the senate did approve the full $60 billion relief package back in december but then the house took recess and did nothing. house speaker john boehner called a vote under pressure. once congress reconvened the first week in january first they approved the $9 billion then the additional $50 billion two weeks later. the vote in the senate is on the remaining plus $50 billion. we're back after the break. stay with us. armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to f
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